Huawei, Telenor sign deal to supply RAN across Europe, Asia

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has announced a five-year agreement with Norwegian telco Telenor to supply radio access networks (RAN) across Europe and Asia. Under the deal, called the Global Frame Agreement, the two partners will focus on modernising existing 2G and 3G networks and further technological advancement to 4G for all Telenor subsidiaries.

Huawei and Telenor have partnered in RAN projects since 2008. “As a long standing trusted partner of Telenor, we strive to deploy efficient, competitive and profitable mobile broadband networks,” David Wang, President of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line said.“We are delighted to sign this five years agreement to provide core assets to support Telenor achieve commercial success in mobile broadband.”

The Global Frame Agreement involves the deployment of Huawei’s SingleRAN solutions, which the vendor claims are the first to support 2G, 3G and 4G on the same boards.

“We are pleased that Huawei continues to invest and leverage their innovation in mobile technology with Telenor,” Hilde Tonne, EVP and Head of Group Industrial Development atTelenor Group said.

LTE is a key area of focus for Telenor and with Huawei global experience in building and supplying radio access equipment and professional services, Telenor will continue to bring superior mobile broadband experiences to end users.”

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